Post #1 baseball team splits DH July 7 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Post #1 team played a double header versus Yankton Post #12 Sunday, July 7 at Prentis Park.
Vermillion�s Brett Mockler was the starter in the first game, allowing eight runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings. He was relieved by Adam Brunick who was charged with 10 runs on seven hits, and the victim of some shoddy fielding by his team mates who committed six errors during his tenure to make the final score a 18-9 home loss.
Line scores: Yankton � 18 runs, 11 hits, 3 errors, 11 lob; Post #1 � 9 runs, 11 hits, 6 errors, 7 lob.
Vermillion took the lead 4-2 after one inning but by the third clung to an 8-8 tie. Yankton�s team scored three runs in the fourth and one in the sixth before the roof fell in and six runs crossed the plate in the final inning for the closing 18-9 result.
The leading scorers for Post #1 were: Danny Holoch and Jeff Gilbertson, who each scored two runs; Kyle Mollet, who scored one with 2-3 batting and three RBIs; Jared Burcham, who went 2-4 driving in one; and Andrew Ofstehage, who was 1-4 with one run and one RBI.
Ray O�Connor went 1-3, with two runs, and one RBI. Kevin Bleil was 2-4, with one run and one RBI. Ben Oberle and Max Swanson each were one for four batting and scored a run.
The second game looked, at first, like another hard luck loss when Yankton scored four first inning runs on one hit, two walks, an error and a hit batsman. The luck turned around in the second inning as Vermillion plated five runs aided by four bases on balls and three hits which Drew Lawrence, the starting pitcher was able to defend before giving up a run in the top half of the sixth inning to create a 5-5 tie score.
The Post #1 team came up with two runs in the bottom half and Lawrence then shut down the side 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh to save his complete game win.
Line scores: Post #1 � 7 runs, 7 hits, 2 errors, 8 lob; Yankton � 5 runs, 7 hits, 1 error, 9 lob.
Seven individuals scored (five in the second inning � Brett Mockler, Lawrence, Ray O�Connor, Eric Rickord, and Jared Burcham and two in the last inning � Dan Holoch and Kyle Mollet). Kevin Bleil was 1-3 with an RBI; Rickord had two RBIs; Holoch and Mollet each were credited with an RBI.
The season record became 14 wins, 12 losses, and an Elk Point double header was to be played on Tuesday, July 9 at Prentis Park.